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MED Scientist Participates in Regional Hypoxia Strategy Discussion and Site Tour

EPA Region 7 organized a workshop in New Orleans, LA, to advance the discussion of approaches to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia problem that may be useful for the EPA regions that have basins draining into the Gulf. Attendees included the administrators, deputy administrators, and water division directors for Regions 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 and representatives from the EPA Gulf of Mexico Program Office and the States of Iowa and Louisiana. Brian Hill, an ecologist at NHEERL's Mid-Continent Ecology Division (MED) and chief of its Watershed Research Branch, presented results on nutrients export from small streams and large rivers of the Upper Mississippi, Missouri, and Ohio river basins. These export estimates are based on data collected during the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program on Great Rivers Ecosystems and the Wadeable Streams Assessment.

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